What’s the top risk for business in 2018? Change. Not just the amount but the speed.

Cyberattacks also are creating more concern.

If you find yourself perplexed, concerned, even frightened by the rapid pace of change in technology and by cyber attacks, you are far from alone. Business executives around the world worry as well, citing the speed of change is their top concern entering 2018, according to a new survey from N.C. State and Protiviti,  a Silicon Valley consulting firm.

Execs also worry about “organizational resistance” to change.

“In light of the shifting risk landscape, it’s particularly interesting to observe an increasing concern among survey respondents that their organization’s culture may not sufficiently encourage the timely identification and escalation of risk issues to senior management and the board,” said Dr. Mark Beasley, Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and director of NC State’s ERM [Enterprise Risk Management] Initiative, which is part of NCSU’s Poole College of Management.

“As boards of directors and senior executives seek to improve their understanding of emerging risk issues, they may need to re-evaluate how their organization’s culture might be impacting the robustness and transparency of their risk identification and risk reporting efforts,” he added.

The survey, “Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2018,” is the sixth produced by NCSU and Protiviti, was published Thursday.

The report identifies 10 top worries ranging from change to privacy to recruiting employees.

Concerns about what the survey calls disruptive innovation” significantly outpace fears of economic uncertainty and regulatory scrutiny, the survey says.

“It’s no longer a question of if digital will upend your business, but when,” said Jim DeLoach, a Protiviti managing director. “While a number of organizations already have digital strategies in place, digital transformation needs to become entrenched as a core part of the organization to ensure that companies are able to embrace disruptive change in the current business environment. This risk plus heightened concerns regarding resistance to change create a formidable challenge to executives and directors. Leaders know that failure to keep up with the rapid pace of change can place an organization in the position of becoming captive to events rather than charting its own course.”

The global survey was taken this Fall.